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The Grafton Lounge is the place to be tomorrow as the venue celebrates its third birthday with a VIP bash.

Dublin's top party people, including model Madeline Mulqueen, Dylan McGrath and a host of stars from the world of TV and sport, will help blow out the candles and toast the anniversary.

Dublin band Republic of Loose will be keeping the crowds entertained on the night and R'n'B favourite DJ Tando will be keeping the dance floor full afterwards. The party starts at 8pm.

• OVER April 24 to 26, some of the biggest names in the broadcasting and film world will descend on Swansea for the Celtic Media Festival.

The three-day festival will feature a packed programme by some of the leading names in media, and organisers have unveiled details of a brand new initiative designed to provide industry guidance to independent production companies – The Clinic.

RTE television and radio and TG4 will take part.

• Water Babies, Ireland's leading baby and toddler swim school, is looking forward to launching its Water Babies Splashathon, a sponsored swim for babies and toddlers which will take place during classes across Ireland between April 15 to 21. The event will raise vital funds for our three national children's hospitals.

During the fundraising week, babies and toddlers will complete sponsored challenges.

To donate to Water Babies Splashathon Fund, log onto

http://www.mycharity.ie/charity/waterbabiessplashathon.

• The DCU fashion show, taking place on March 26, will get some va-va voom after Michael Grant Renault in Dublin 4 was announced as its title sponsor.

This year's show, themed Power of Paradise, is organised by the DCU Style Society.

The annual fashion extravaganza will showcase Spring/Summer 2013 collections from high street and vintage boutiques and will help raise awareness for Bodywhys, the Eating Disorders Association of Ireland.

• After making waves at the Galway Film Fleadh and the Seattle Film Festival, Irish film Earthbound will hit cinemas nationwide this Friday.

The film premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and is the debut film from Irish writer/director Alan Brennan.

The movie features Rafe Spall, star of Prometheus and I Give It A Year.


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